04 6 Tips for People Pleasers


6 Tips for People Pleasers- The Christian Habits PodcastDo you ever feel like you have to say yes when someone asks you to do something? Do often find yourself saying yes and then regretting it later? Does it bother you when people are unhappy with you?

If so, you may be a people pleaser.

In this podcast, we’ll talk about 6 different things you can do if you want to break the habit of people pleasing. We’ll also renew our minds with the people pleasing questions from I Deserve a Donut.

If you’d like to subscribe to the podcast or listen to it on iTunes, click here, and then click “View on iTunes.” (It may not be there right away as I am having technical difficulties, which also explains why I have two play buttons rather than one!)

People Pleasing Questions

  1. Why do you want to make this person happy?
  2. What will make him happy?
  3. Are you able to make that happen?
  4. Will that really make him happy? Explain.
  5. Are you:
    1. Interfering with what God wants to do in this person’s life by always trying to make him happy? Explain.
    2. Tempted to do something God doesn’t want you to do (or not do something God wants you to do) just so you can make this person happy? Explain.
    3. Remembering that only God can fill this person up and make him happy?
    4. Neglecting your responsibilities (as a parent, for example) just to avoid making this person mad?
  6. How do you think God wants you to handle this situation?
  7. Why do you think He wants you to handle it that way?
  8. What would you need to sacrifice, give up, or risk to do what God wants you to do?
  9. What will you gain if you do what God wants you to do?
  10. Is there anything you need to accept?
  11. What can you thank God for in this situation?

Question: Are you a people pleaser? Do you have any tips for us?

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Android I Deserve a Donut App is Out!

itunes artwork 512 1The Android version of the I Deserve a Donut app is out! Here’s the link to it at the Google Play Store: I Deserve a Donut Android App. Hope you enjoy the app!



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03 How My Friend Lost 140 Pounds

Note: Click on the following link to listen on iTunes: Christian Habits Podcast

TerryTToday I’m excited to share an interview with my friend Terry Tignor, who has lost 140 pounds over the last 2 1/2 years. Terry is the friend I mentioned in the intro to I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat).

Terry has wonderful words of wisdom, and I know her interview will encourage you, no matter how many pounds you have to lose!

In this episode, Terry shares some of her struggles along the way and how God helped her through the process.

If you’d like to ask Terry any questions, you can message her through her Facebook page:  Terry’s Facebook Page. She said to please be patient, though, as she doesn’t check her Facebook account very often!


I hope you enjoy the interview. I submitted my podcast to iTunes today so should be available there in the next day or two! (Unless I did something wrong!)

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02 When Life is Hard: 11 Questions to Ask

Welcome to the Christian Habits podcast, episode two! I won’t normally write a separate blog post to go with the podcast, but thought I would today so I could explain what it’s like to do a podcast.

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01 Welcome to the The Christian Habits Podcast

TheChristianHabits_albumart_1 (4)A few months ago, I interviewed my friend Terry who lost 140 pounds. Rather than doing it on video, I thought, I’ll just tape it and then I can make a podcast.

Little did I know how complicated it was to make a podcast! It’s definitely not for the technologically faint of heart!

But thanks to Terry’s wise words of wisdom that I wanted to share with all of you, I persevered. And now I am excited to introduce my new podcast! Continue reading

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Do You Eat When You’re Tired? 8 Questions That Will Help

Do You Eat When You're Tired-Do you ever find yourself eating because you’re tired? It’s easy to grab something thinking, This will perk me up, and then regret it when we’re still tired an hour later.

The truth is, eating may give us energy in the moment, but that energy never lasts for very long.

And while it may be essential at times—when we’re in danger of falling asleep at the wheel, for example—most of the time we’d be far better off if we just took a nap or did something active to boost our energy. Continue reading

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When You Feel Like You Will NEVER Break That Habit

When You Feel Like You Will Never Break Free From That HabitDo you ever feel like you will never ever break free from that habit that controls you? That’s how I used to feel about my overeating habit. It was a stronghold in my life—a place I went to for comfort and something that controlled me.

Breaking free from a stronghold, sin, or idol is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. You’ll have times when you feel like you have the problem licked, and then you’ll be right back at it again a few months down the road.

The key to breaking free is to keep going to God for help, even in the midst of failure.

Today I want to post an entry from my journal from 2003. This was back when I was in the thick of my struggle with eating, although I didn’t start living in sustained victory until about 2006. But don’t let that discourage you.

I didn’t know anything about lifelong boundaries at the time, plus I wasn’t real consistent about renewing my mind. So it probably won’t take you as long as it took me! The rest of this blog post is what I wrote in my journal that day. Continue reading

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